Category: Probation

Probation and parole are two important components of the criminal justice system in North Carolina. You may have heard of someone being on probation or out on parole – but do you really know what the two terms mean?

For most people, the answer is no. In fact, probation and parole are often used interchangeably, even though there are significant differences between the two. This matters a lot if you happen to find yourself facing probation or up for parole – or simply charged with a crime and wondering if either of these [...]

When you’re convicted of or plead guilty to a crime, sentencing may involve jail or probation. Also called “community supervision”, probation might be preferable to prison, but it still has its difficulties.

One of the biggest challenges of probation is the possibility that it can be revoked. What does that mean, and when does it happen? Read on to find out.

Probation in NC: What Is It?

When a judge hands down a sentence, they have the option to pass a suspended sentence and place a person on probation for a period of [...]

Probation revocation is a big deal, which is why it’s something that in most cases can be appealed. The key is to understand how to go about appealing it. 

The truth is, appealing a probation revocation in North Carolina isn’t easy for many reasons, which is why having an experienced attorney on your side is a must. Here’s what you need to know about appealing your probation revocation.

What Is an Appeal and Steps for Filing One in North Carolina?

An appeal is a legal proceeding in which you ask for a judicial [...]

When you are convicted of a crime by being found guilty or pleading guilty, one alternative often given to offenders is probation. While this is usually a much better option than being sentenced to jail, it’s not an easy way out by any means.

Probation comes with a strict set of rules that must be adhered to. Failing to do so is referred to as a probation violation and could result in being sent to jail if you’re found in violation of the condition of your probation.

Here’s what you need to know [...]

An aspect of society that few people ever think about unless you’ve been personally affected, coronavirus has been a bit of a gamechanger for those on probation. 

While North Carolina probation hearings are continuing, as usual, there are functions of probation that have proven challenging to maintain, and these issues are making it difficult to keep up specific requirements of their probation terms. 

How do you maintain gainful employment if your employer is temporarily closed? What if you’re enrolled in school or a treatment program, but the pandemic has shut the institution [...]